TCU Position Breakdown: Receivers

If  you missed Tuesday's offensive line preview, click here.  Coming tomorrow, tight ends and fullbacks.

Depth Chart (* denotes returning starter)

WR (X)

1.) Antoine Hicks (6-2, 212 Jr)*

Hicks made his presence known in a big way last season, scoring 10 touchdowns off of 32 touches.  Thanks to this impressive feat he will forever be known as Antoine "Six" to me.  Hicks is also responsible for scoring the go-ahead touchdown against Clemson by making the most absurd catch I have ever witnessed.   Hicks was a QB in high school and a top recruit in Texas who originally signed with the Longhorns, but as fate would have it he ended up at TCU and the rest is history, and lots and lots of touchdowns.

2.) Josh Boyce (6-0, 195 RS Fr)

Hearing nothing but glowing reviews regarding Boyce's practice performances.

3.) Jonathan Jones (6-4, 215 Jr)

Jones has had a career thus far that has been marred by injuries, fully healthy for the first time in years, look for a breakout year from the Fort Worth local.

WR (Y)

1.) Jeremy Kerley (5-10, 192 Sr)*

Known primarily for his fantastic kick and punt returns that frequently appear on SportsCenter's Top 10 PlaysKerley also led the team in receptions (44) and receiving yards (532) in 2009.  Thanks to his supreme athleticism and agility Kerley is a threat to run the ball on sweeps as well, and he also runs the team's "Wild Frog" package.  Like so many players recruited by TCU Kerley was a QB in high school, and was deemed by many as the "crown jewel" of the 2007 recruitng class. He also received offers from Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Missouri, Nebraska, Colorado, Baylor, and Arizona.

2.) Skye Dawson (5-10, 175 So)

A MWC champion indoor sprinter in the 60-meters with a time of 6.69 seconds, Dawson's speed to this point is utilized on sweeps and reverses, leading to 111 yards on 13 attempts(sadly no receptions).  Towards the end of the season Dawson was primarily used as a decoy as the majority of defenses had seen him on film and were forced to respect his speed.

WR (H)

1.) Jimmy Young (6-1, 208 Sr)*

Through Young's career so far he has 115 receptions for 1,830 yards, placing him 8th and 7th respectively on TCU's all-time career receiving lists.  Young could be best described as solid but not spectacular, and he has proven to be a steady and consistent possession receiver that Dalton looks to in big spots.  He has also revealed himself to be a selfless reciever in that after his numbers dropped from 59 receptions for 988 yards in 2008 to 33 receptions for 517 yards in 2009, he didn't say "boo" about it, letting the media know that the only numbers he cared about were those that reside in the win column.  Look for him to work more from the slot this year to utilize his bigger frame and blocking ability.  Young is from Monroe, Louisiana, and has twice been named honorable-mention All-MWC.

2.) Alonzo Adams (6-0, 190 Sr)

Adams is a Houston native who arrived at TCU in 2008 from Tyler Junior College.

WR (Z)

1a.) Bart Johnson (6-0, 195 Sr)*

Bart Johnson, who originally joined the team as a walk-on, tied with Jimmy Young in 2009 for second on the team in receptions with a career-high 33 snagsJohnson was also a first-team selection to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District team in 2008.

1b.) Curtis Clay (6-0, 193 Sr)

Much like Johnson, Clay also began his Horned Frog career as a walk-on and in 2009 had a career-best 18 catches including a 30 yard touchdown reception in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

Summary

Are you sensing a theme here?  The 2010 Horned Frog offense is locked and loaded, and the receiving corps is no different.   Losing only one player from the 2009 receiving core (Ryan Christian) the Frogs have 6 seniors and 4 returning starters at wideout.  Good thing TCU utilizes a spread offense that can get them all on the field and a quarterback that can distribute the ball efficiently. 

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